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Ink Review: Diamine Turquoise

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#1 Chrissy


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Posted 28 November 2015 - 15:06

My latest ink is Diamine Turquoise
As I said in my review for Diamine Havasu Turquoise I have been collecting turquoise inks and samples since I bought a bottle of Caran d'Ache Caribbean Sea. There are several inks that are a good alternative for that deleted ink. The best match I have found so far is Kaweco Paradise Blue and I will be posting a review of that ink soon.
Diamine Turquoise is another good replacement if you want a blue turquoise. It's lighter and comes across as slightly less saturated than Havasu Turquoise, and that makes it more like a turquoise ink than a sky blue ink. I'm not sure you would need both Havasu Turquoise and Turquoise in one ink collection though.
I have previously reviewed Diamine Steel Blue ink and a similar shade Diamine Soft Mint. I will also be reviewing Diamine Marine.


  • Although this isn't a waterproof ink, it shows good water resistance, as do many turquoise inks.
  • Bearing in mind the paper I use is thick with a shiny surface, and I used a Lamy M nib, this ink took 16-18 secs to dry.
  • It flows through the pen very well and lubricates the nib very well. I saw no skips or hard starts while I did swabs and dry time tests.
  • It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles, 30ml plastic refill bottles or International sized cartridges.
  • Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.
  • It's a reasonable price.



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Posted 29 November 2015 - 05:40

Looks like a lovely ink.  Thanks for the review.

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 17:04

Thank you for the review. I have been using this for a few years now and it is well behaved and a great colour.

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 17:21

Thanks for the review.  I really need to get a bottle of this -- it's the closest I've found so far to the old Skrip Peacock for color and shading, and that sort of "halo" effect where you get the slightly darker edging to lines to make it look really crisp.

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 04:40

I like turquoise inks, and enjoyed your review. I also appreciated inkstainedruth’s comment, which after reading made me look closer at your review. I saw the halo effect, and might get a bottle of this when I attend the Pelikan Hub which will be held outside of the local pen store. Pen club members get a 20% discount on purchases.
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